Easy Crepes

During my summer study abroad, I will confess to eating more than my fair share of Nutella crepes. It’s a delightful dessert, breakfast, or farmer’s market snack. There, they would serve them piping hot and ready to eat without any utensils. There are more complicated ways to make crepes, but you should probably go with…

Ginger Scallion Sauce

Eat this on everything. Tastes great on salmon, steak, and noodles of just about every kind. Finely slice 2 large bunches of green onions (white and green parts). Mince approximately 1/4 cup ginger. I’m going to level with you, I hate mincing things and use the food processor to chop all that ginger. It helps…

Parsley Dipping Sauce

This dipping sauce is great on the kofta meatballs posted last week. In a food processor, chop the leaves of 3/4 a bunch of parsley, 15 mint leaves, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 3 medium shallots and 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. After everything is well diced, spoon into a bowl and whisk in 1/4…

Lamb Kofta Meatballs

In a large bowl, use your hands to combine 1.5 pounds of ground lamb (you can use beef if you don’t like lamb), 1 ground yellow onion, 1/4 of a bunch of parsley leaves (diced), 15 diced mint leaves, 2 teaspoon minced garlic, saffron “tea”*, 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon…

Vanilla Matcha Latte

Whisk together 1 cup hot water with 1 teaspoon matcha powder. Warm 1 cup of milk (I use vanilla almond) in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir two tablespoons of vanilla powder (available from the bulk section at Sprouts or in a cannister from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf – or Amazon) and any…

Baked Potato Bennies

This recipe was borne of the idea that baked potatoes should somehow be breakfast foods. After all, they’re already in breakfasts everywhere as hash browns and country potatoes.  Scrub one medium sized russet potato. Bring 6 cups of heavily salted water to a boil. Slice the potato into 1/4″ rounds. Drop these rounds into the…

Flowery and Buttery Goodness

If you don’t like lavender or don’t have access to food grade lavender, omit it.  Pulverize 2 teaspoons dried lavender (with a mortar and pestle, blender, or food processor). Cream this together with 1 cup unsalted butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 2 cups all purpose…

Pickling a Peck of Peppers

I post this with the full knowledge that half of my family categorically avoids spicy foods. These mellow pretty well because of the sugar, though. Slice about 20 jalapenos or other red peppers into 1/4″ – 1/2″ disks.  In a saucepan, bring 3 cups water, 3 cups distilled white vinegar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup…

Sparkling Cider Muffins

For a variety of reasons, we open a bottle of Martinelli’s each holiday we host. The thing is, we never finish a bottle of it. This recipe uses up some of the leftover and some pureed pumpkin (for when I don’t use the whole can making puppy treats for Gibbs and Nugget). Combine 1/2 cup oat flour,…

Pot Roast

I love how this pot roast turns out. I do not love scrubbing the dutch oven after, though, so this is a special treat in our house. Lightly flour the sides of a pot roast. I like to get one that’s 3-4 lbs. because it fits well in my dutch oven. Choose a cut that…